Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Pakistan launches new award for aspiring finance professionals

Karachi, May 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): A new award called the Foundation Diploma is launched in Pakistan on 9th May by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). The Foundation Diploma provides essential knowledge and skills for those students who have completed Intermediate, Matriculation or O ‘ levels, and is a clear entry route onto ACCA’s main accountancy qualification called the ACCA Qualification.

Arif Mirza, head of ACCA Pakistan says: “We want all our aspiring finance professionals here in Pakistan to have every opportunity for success, so we have been working closely with learning partners here to develop this Foundation Diploma.

This Diploma offers the best preparation for students to progress to the Masters Degree level ACCA Qualification. It is important that students have the relevant knowledge and skills to enable them to advance onto this challenging qualification, and the Foundation Diploma offers just that.”

The new ACCA Foundation Diploma has seven exams, plus the Foundations in Professionalism online module, as follows:

• FA1 – Recording Financial Transactions

• MA1 – Management Information

• FA2 – Maintaining Financial Records

• MA2 – Managing Costs and Finance

• FAB – Accountant in Business

• FMA – Management Accounting

• FFA – Financial Accounting

• Foundations in Professionalism – online ethics module

Students will be expected to take all seven exams to gain the Foundation Diploma and will then be eligible for the ACCA Qualification. With computer based exams available all year, and paper exams twice a year, the Foundation Diploma student could complete the entire Diploma in less than 12 months.

ACCA Karachi office has organised ACCA Foundation Diploma Launch event at Marriott, Karachi on 21st May’13. Rehan Uddin, Head of ACCA Karachi and Dr. Afra Sajjad, Regional Head of Education MENASA will be present at the event. The other key stakeholders will include British Council, Approved Learning Partners of ACCA and Career Counsellors.

For more information, Contact:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Pakistan
Office No. 5, 2nd Floor, SNC Centre
Fazal ul Haq Road Blue Area
Tel: +92 51 111 22 22 75
Fax: +92 51 287 6605

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